|Posted by Simon Ganderton on November 10, 2012 at 3:00 PM|
As the car was due to be on show for the Exeter Kit Car show we wanted to leave the body off so that the engine and chassis were clear to see. It was also necessary to be able to drive the car on to the trailer for transport. To be able to do this we concentrated on ensuring that the engine was ready to run and all of the dashboard electrics were completed. This also enabled a first test run around the block which was awesome and showed the car's potential. Without windscreens the feeling of speed was disproportionate to any actual speed achieved and the exhaust sounded great from the single, straight through side pipe.
The car looked great on the Ronart stand at the show alongside a completed car also in British Racing Green. Though the show seemed much quieter than previous years it was good to look at the other stands and we used the opportunity to pick up some goodies including Brooklands screens and seat belts.
After the show it was duly delivered home and the build has progressed at great pace. The nose cone was fitted followed by the side panels with their vent grilles and indicator repeaters. After some fiddling to get the panel gaps correct then bonnet hinge mount was fibreglassed onto the bonnet and the bonnet can now be opened and closed. Progress indeed.
The next step to look at fitting the rear section.